Game Notes: Key City Rivalry, Postseason Edition

Oct 29, 2018

DUBUQUE, Iowa - The University of Dubuque women’s soccer team travels down the road to face Loras at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Rock Bowl in the American Rivers Conference Tournament Semifinals.

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Last Time Out
-The Spartans scored three unanswered goals to upend Central 3-1 in the opening round of the American Rivers Conference Tournament.
-Olivia Sullivan, Lauren Cangelosi and Lexus Rose each had a goal in the win over the Dutch.
-Cangelosi and Rose both added an assist to go along with their goal.

Scouting Loras
-The Duhawks come into the matchup with a 14-3 overall record and 7-1 in conference play to win the American Rivers regular season title.
-Loras is led by Senior Gretchen Schutz who has 10 goals and eight assists for 28 points over 17 games.
-Brynn Jacobi shares the team lead in goals with Schutz at 10. Five of her 10 goals have been game-winners.
-Kaylee Coble has played all but 50:32 in the net for Loras. She’s allowed 20 goals for an average of 1.21 per game and has a save percentage of .661.

The Series
-UD is 2-19-1 all-time versus Loras.
-Loras won 2-0 at Oyen Field on September 22nd.
-The Spartans last win in the series came in 2014.

Fast Starters
-UD has outscored their opponents 20-4 and has taken 155 shots to their opponents 65 in the first half this season

Road Warriors
-UD is 6-2 away from Oyen Field

Taking Advantage of Corners
-The Spartans have been lethal off of corners and set pieces this season. Over the 18 games, UD has taken 88 corner kicks to their opponent’s 58.
-UD scored seven goals directly off of their corner kicks.

Clutch Seniors
-Senior Lexus Rose leads the American Rivers Conference with seven game-winning goals this season.
-Lauren Cangelosi is tied for third with four game-winning goals of her own.

Looking Ahead
-The winner of this matchup will face the winner of Wartburg/Luther on Saturday. If they Spartans win, they will be on the road no matter what Saturday as they are the lowest remaining seed.